Fascinating Fitness for Kids
Did you know that 1/3 of all American children are overweight! This is a big issue in our country and we all need to participate in doing something about it! There is no doubt being healthy starts when you are young. Help your children be fascinated by fitness today so that they can be fascinated by fitness for life!
Take advantage or all the free information on this site. Fascinating Fitness is not only a great place for kids to learn about fitness but there is a huge amount of information for those of us who may be a bit older.
- One in every three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime
- McDonald’s distributed more toys per year than Toys-R-Us
- French fries are the most common vegetable children eat
This cause is so important. We all have to get on the bandwagon to help our kids now! In a society where unhealthy foods are so easy to come by it is even more important to go against the grain and not fall into the traps.
As parents and consumers it is our responsibility to keep our kids whole. What do I mean by this? When we feed our kids sugar, processed foods, fast foods etc. we are changing their body’s make up. We change their body’s ability to build muscle and burn fat. Help turn your kid’s bodies into fat burners instead of fat storers.
What about exercise? Kids are natural movers. If you have a child who likes to sit and watch TV or play video games for hours they are going against the natural way of life. The behavior to sit still is learned. You must reprogram them. Get your kids involved in moving activities. There are so many fun things to do. Ask them what they like to do that is active. Try different things until you find something they like. Do activities as a family. Go for walks or bike rides. Go swimming.
Exercise is not only good for our bodies but makes us happier as well. Exercise helps relieve depression. Moving the body wakes it up. Not only will your child feel better just by moving but making positive changes to their bodies will help their self-esteem as well.
Something that will help your family is to limit the amount of time your kids spend watching TV and playing video games. Older kids especially spend so much time sitting in school etc. they have to move sometime during the day. If you limit TV it will force your kids to do something else.
For kids change is easy. Kids are natural fat burners. That is how they are naturally programmed. It is when we go against nature that we do a disservice to our kids. Just start feeding them healthy and getting them outside and they will naturally get into the shape they are meant to.
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